Here is a link to the news article. https://www.nola.com/news/courts/article_f6685ea4-c8df-11e9-8656-e37e80d99019.html
Chad is the most revered boat driver in the modern era and a very accomplished skier. How guilty or innocent he is we can only guess but this is a loss for water skiing. My belief is that he made procedural errors but never put a penny in his pocket.